Who will be the winners and losers under new OPP funding scheme

Dawn-Euphemia politicians say the OPP have to deal with the rising cost of policing, not simply change the way municipalities pay for it. Deputy Mayor Leslie William was among a group of municipal politicians who were in London recently to hear the OPP’s new options for paying for policing. The two mostly likely options are… Read more »

Optimist pillow cases lift the moods of sick kids

A gift for the child of a friend has become the mission of the Central Lambton Optimist. The Optimist Pediatric Pillowcase Program gives children at Bluewater Health a little comfort of home. Pam Core started the program after realizing that a small thing such as a pillowcase can make a big difference. “A best friend’s… Read more »

Welcome to Petrolia in the spring

It will be spring before the new signs welcoming people to the Town of Petrolia are installed. Dave Menzies, director of community services, says the concept design for the new signs has been tentatively approved and will go to council Monday. Pride Signs designed the signs and, if council approves, will install it at the… Read more »

Finishing the harvest in the cold

William Schenk was racing to beat the frost. The Wyoming area farmer is one of several Lambton County farmers who have a contract to grow sugar beets for Michigan Sugar. In all, about 10,000 acres of the turnip-looking plant are grown in Ontario – mainly in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent. Schenk has about 100 acres of… Read more »